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Household Support Fund

Update December 2022

Funds have been allocated to Birmingham City Council to distribute between now and the end of March 2023.

The precise details of how the funds will be distributed and the eligibility criteria are being finalised.

Please keep checking this page, as this is where details of the HSF round 3 funding will be announced soon.


The current Household Support Fund (HSF) scheme has been inundated with requests for support from Birmingham households, since opening for hardship grant applications.

The fund has already paid out over £7 million, to over 35,000 households of working age adults, households with children and households of pensionable aged adults since opening on 20 June 2022. This has exhausted the current available HSF grant fund allocation.

What if you have already submitted an application?

Applications already submitted from all households that were received by 5pm on 9 September 2022 will be assessed and eligible applications paid in the order received.

Please be advised, if you have already made contact with your locality lead or trusted partner by the close of business on 9 September 2022, there is no requirement for you to call or email them.

They are working through enquiries in the order they were received and will contact you directly to discuss your application and/or additional support needs.

Household Support Fund – round 3

Funds have been allocated to Birmingham City Council to distribute between now and the end of March 2023.

However, the precise details of how the funds will be distributed and the eligibility criteria have not yet been finalised.

Please keep checking this page, as this is where details of the HSF round 3 funding will be announced at some point in November.


Last updated: 1 December 2022

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